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Title: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on July 18, 2014, 06:21:04 PM
John (Omar) and I (Irony) hold court at the Hilton bar on Thursday night before Con--we're usually situated by 9pm at the latest. We hope to see many of you there, as we miss all of you terribly.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on July 20, 2014, 01:43:25 PM
Someone  . . . else . . .


Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on July 20, 2014, 05:09:32 PM
Awwwww. I'll start checking this thing more often.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on July 22, 2014, 03:48:41 PM
  That's sweet, but no worries.  This place is pretty dead.  See you at the Con.  I'll be curious to see who still shows up. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on July 22, 2014, 05:07:49 PM
I'm curious, too. We love DarkCon, but we love the players even more. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Cyle/Garth on July 28, 2014, 08:58:30 AM
Jeri and I may be going to an ABC party Thursday but I'll keep this in mind if we don't.

Also, Jeri and I have pretty much decided that we won't be at DragonCon next year as we will be at GenCon.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on July 29, 2014, 05:42:48 PM
DEAD TO ME.

<3
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on July 30, 2014, 02:55:12 PM
I didn't know what that was, so I looked it up. Online.  At work.  Oh well, send pictures.

  josh
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: ChaoticAffinity on August 01, 2014, 01:21:35 PM
i'll be there , unfortunately not in a host hotel this year, damn that passkey site.  I posted in the face book group to see if anyone wanted to do anything  but no responses as of yet.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 04, 2014, 05:13:02 AM
Yeah, we're looking at a year without a host hotel in our near future. We got in, but only by chance. I wish they'd provide early hotel registration for people willing to buy full weekend passes for the next year as well as eternals, simply because it makes the most sense for people who are there all weekend to have the closest rooms; I sent a polite email with that suggestion and ended up in quite the nasty little confrontation with a man who attempted to lecture me about how "privileging the wealthy isn't what DragonCon means." Note I said "attempted."
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 04, 2014, 01:49:03 PM
Smackdown

Do not taunt happy fun goddess
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 05, 2014, 10:57:01 AM
Condescension is my trigger, what can I say?
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 05, 2014, 04:28:39 PM
  There's only one thing to say at a time like that. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 06, 2014, 06:32:09 PM
I'm sorry?
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 07, 2014, 10:07:19 AM
Not him, you, silly.

Freeze, ConFrontation.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 07, 2014, 06:19:51 PM
Oh. Duh.  ;D
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 08, 2014, 02:39:25 PM
  I gotta be me  :P
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Ricky on August 08, 2014, 11:51:50 PM
There's a chance I'll be there checking out the Doctor Who Scavenger LARP. I feel like a crackhead trying to get my fix by huffing glue.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 09, 2014, 12:13:53 PM
It'll just make the actual fix next year even better.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Ricky on August 12, 2014, 03:00:29 PM
Wait... are you saying DarkCon will be back in 2015?  I was under the impression that 2013 was the last.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 13, 2014, 05:13:42 AM
  I believe 2013 was the final Dark ConFrontation as we now know it.  I think they wanted to take a year off and re-assess the industry.  I believe the intent was to be back in 2015, with a different game.  It probably won't have the same backstory, though it may be related to the aftermath of last game.  It won't be a continuous four day game like it is now.  They were going to look into the X Hour sessions, possibly doing multiple X hours sessions that were related but also independent.  I believe they're also intending on changing the rules system. Whether they call that Reality Break or something else, there's no telling.  I think 2013 was intended to be a finale of what has been, but that they intend on making something new.  The LARP industry and Dragon Con have changed from what they were in 1993 when Dark Con started, from 1998 when Benji, Xande, and Smithy took over, and from 2007 when Joe, Nick and JT took control.  I believe they wanted the extra time to decide how they wanted to change HMG and Dark Con. 

  We'll see.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Ricky on August 13, 2014, 09:26:23 AM
Why are LARPs "dying", anyway?  On one hand, I suspect it has something to do with LARPs being out of view of a large number of con-goers.  I know a lot of people never step foot inside of the Hilton during the weekend.  Even of those who do make it to the Hilton, few people see anyone playing LARPs unless they are already interested in LARPs to begin with (they have no reason to go to the 4th floor).  LARPs used to be in middle of all the con chaos and there were always tons of players when that was the case.

On the other hand, maybe LARPing has just run its course on a larger scale.  I've heard rumors of local vampire chapters dying out in places that used to have a strong player base. 

Either way, I hope HMG pulls some of their usual genius and gets things rolling in a big way again. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Cyle/Garth on August 19, 2014, 08:13:17 AM
Has anyone thought about meeting up on Monday at Noon and recapping your adventures at Con this year?
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 22, 2014, 06:27:40 AM
  I don't think that's occurred to anyone else. I never would have thought of it.

  6 Days and counting
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 23, 2014, 05:05:32 PM
5 days is too far away
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 24, 2014, 05:34:41 PM
We're so exhausted from this crazy year that we can barely get excited for Con, but I'm sure we'll be all perky by the time we arrive Thursday!
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 25, 2014, 11:58:27 AM
  I hear ya.  I look forward to the point where I get to Con and can freaking relax. 
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: GoddessIrony on August 25, 2014, 05:53:28 PM
Exactly! I just want to be there and be done with all the planning for pre/post-Con teaching, packing, etc. Argh.
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 26, 2014, 06:19:07 AM
  Vacations should not be annoying and stressful.   >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Josh Wilhoyte on August 28, 2014, 05:35:25 AM
  Leaving for Con in 5



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Title: Re: Thursday Night 2014
Post by: Ben on August 28, 2014, 09:26:25 AM
Well, I'm at the Con.  Able to use the app for the first time ever thanks to an iPad and a mobile hotspot.  Here are some Friend Codes for anyone  doing that:

075-008

061-187

028-880

479-464

312-240